Primus No 51 1957

Discussion in 'Primus No:51' started by SNOWGOOSE, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. SNOWGOOSE

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    I’d never considered “Household Stoves” before admiring Kerophile’s photos of “discus” stoves in the Stove Reference gallery.

    I think the form of the discus stove to be really something the original designer must have been immensely proud. Although several companies produced “Discus stoves” , e.g. Primus, Optimus & Hipolito there is only one other stove that has the same appeal for me and that is the Optimus 00.

    I have never wanted “Household stoves “ with fixed legs such as the 1 & 5, if I was going to have a “Household Stove” then it had to be “collapsible” and that, therefore meant the “discus”. I now have four, the Primus 51, Optimus 45 & 48 and a Hipolito No2. I need no others.

    So, to this Primus 51, now restored to working order.

    We are very fortunate us members of the CCS in having clever and resourceful people who make and produce items that keep our classic stoves performing as well as if not better than when they came out of the factory.

    So, before I show you photos of this stove let me thank the following people that contributed to getting this particular stove up and running perfectly:

    Loco7stove for making the NRV removal tool, Exeter Yak for producing exquisite NRV springs, cups and pips, Kerophile for burner washers, SpiritBurner for lead rising tube washer and viton filler cap washer and Sefaudi for the leather pump washer. I got the replacement .32mm jet off Ebay.


    Let me start with a flame shot of this stove working superbly:


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    Now a shot of the stove:

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    And another from a different angle:

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    And another:

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    And the last one of the complete stove:


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    Now to the various parts, first the tank, sans burner and pan supports. This was, I understand, produced without a reserve cap so I got one from BASECAMP.

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    This stove was produced by Primus in 1957 as can be seen by the date code engraved onto the pump tube:

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    The pump rod is brass as can be seen here:

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    Pump rod from a different angle:

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    Filler cap and air screw:

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    Lovely engraved filler cap:

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    Even the spirit cup has “Primus” stamped into it:

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    The burner hex nut has 27 stamped into it…I don’t know what, if anything, this signifies:

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    The burner, note the flame ring is slightly misshapen but this does not effect the efficiency of the stove.

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    No 51, Made I Sweden of course:

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    Lovely graphics:

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    A closer look:

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    Primus Trade Mark:

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    A closer look:

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    This stove came in a handmade wood box by the original owner measuring 23x 23 x15 cm with a hardboard lid and bottom.

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    Unfortunately I have now reached the limit of images to upload.

    I'll upload the other flame images to the Stove forum.

    Cheers,

    Rob



    Finally some more flame shots of this super stove:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/19398
     
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  2. hikin_jim

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    Rob,

    A real beauty. :thumbup: Thanks for sharing her with us.

    HJ
     
  3. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom Subscriber SotM Winner

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    Hi Rob, a lovely classic Discus stove, beautifully fettled and great photos.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  4. redspeedster

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    Hi Rob
    Lovely 51 one of my alltime favourites.
    Only thing is, not so much of the "Household Stove" that is definately a camping stove.
    Well it is for my family, if we take two. ;)
     
  5. SNOWGOOSE

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    Hi Gary,

    Before I posted the photos I went to the Stove Reference Library, 1955/56 Primus Catalogue:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/11210


    And this is how Primus describe the 51:


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    Yes, they are lovely stoves but far too big an heavy for me as a camping stove...but for you in your canoe weight will not be quite such an issue...unless you have a lot of portages :lol:

    :D





    Cheers,

    Rob
     
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  6. exeter_yak

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    Well Snowgoose, it's a very nice Primus 51 and a good year apparently. None of my Primus models in that style have as much engraving so I did admire the one you have. Nice fettle, the pics are great, and thanks for the parts acknowledgement.

    So now you have a basecamp stove to use prior to setting out on a hike with a 96 or similar left in your pack until needed on the trail.

    ATB,
    DW